Temporary Financial Assistance

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Programs that provide cash, vouchers or other forms of monetary aid for people in need of assistance and evaluate the individual's or family's need for the money on a case-by-case basis rather than having pre-established policies regarding the types of needs the dollars can be used to cover. (AIRS NT-8900)

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Local Service
Statewide Service: Provides online resources, telehealth, or service at a satellite office.
Nationwide Service: Provides online resources, telehealth or services at a regional/national headquarters location.
32 Goff Avenue
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Phone: 401-723-4520
Address:
32 Goff Avenue
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Phone: 401-723-4520
Email: help@bvcap.org
Eligibility:

BVCAP offers a multitude of programs, please contact for eligibility requirements.

In response to the COVID outbreak, BVCAP is currently not accepting walk-in appointments at this time. If you need immediate assistance please call 401-723-4520 or e-mail us at help@bvcap.org.

Thank you for your continued patience and support during this time.

Services Provided:

The Blackstone Valley Community Action Program provides a number of services to its clients from Basic Needs, energy heating assistance to job training.
Programs and services for families include:


Family Programs link

  • Parents as Teachers (PAT) 
  • Healthy Families America 

Education and Training Programs link

Emergency Services link

  • Food Pantry
  • Diapers and Project Undercover
  • Rental Relief and Utilities

Tax Preparation 

Senior Services

Provider Profiles:

The Blackstone Valley Community Action Program (BVCAP) is a non-profit agency and a member of the nation-wide network of Community Action Programs. Our mission is to assist low-moderate income people and empower them to become self-reliant, responsible citizens. Our programs are funded through federal, state and local grants.

Multiple Locations
BVCAP Community Center
210 West Avenue
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30AM – 4PM
Phone: 401-475-5071

Woonsocket Office
Woonsocket Senior Center
84 Social Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30AM – 4PM

Phone: 401-766-3734

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/18/2022
11 Emanuel Street
North Providence, RI 02911
Phone: 401-351-2750
Organization Name: Tri-County Community Action Agency
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Address:
11 Emanuel Street
North Providence, RI 02911
Phone: 401-351-2750
Services Provided:
  • Emergency Services
  • Fuel Assistance (LIHEAP) & Weatherization
  • Food Bank
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/29/2022
Nationwide Provider
220 Montgomery Street, Suite 968
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: 212-463-7042
Nationwide Provider
Address:
220 Montgomery Street, Suite 968
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: 212-463-7042
Eligibility:

Registration and application required. Open to US and Canada residents ages 18 and older.

Services Provided:

Provides small emergency grants to low-income workers. Offers three main types of grants: Self Sufficiency Grants, Back-to-Work Grants and Independent Living Grants.

Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 12/20/2021